My work as an educational policy researcher is founded on my experiences as a bilingual and special education teacher, working in New York City’s public schools. I use my practical knowledge to inform my work with teacher educators, particularly in exploring issues related to culturally relevant pedagogy, teacher retention, and peace education. I am committed to supporting students, families, and teachers to take on active roles in advocating for equity in the form of equal access to resources, funding, training and as active participants in school governance at the local and national levels. I have worked as a consultant for City College and Fordham University and as a teacher educator at Barnard and Teachers College. I am a graduate of New York, St. John’s and Columbia University. Currently, I am researching anti-bullying training among middle school teachers working with urban students, and I am also investigating the work lives of PR pioneers in the area of Bilingual Education and PR Studies.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue,
New York, New York, 10065